Rail & Intermodal

Rail & Intermodal

The latest news, analysis, and developments affecting rail transport globally. Rail transport in the United States is dominated by privately held Class I railroads such as BNSF Railway, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway and Union Pacific Railroad. Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railways also operate in the United States.  

News & Analysis

10 Jul 2020
With COVID-19 flare-ups endangering reopenings across the country, the road to recovery for US shippers and transportation providers will likely look more like a mountain switchback than a sharp incline.
14 Aug 2017
The new terminal, pulling in grain carloads from the western Canadian provinces and the US Midwest, will help alleviate equipment shortages for North American outbound moves.
09 Aug 2017
The growing popularity of shipping containers by rail from China to Europe is leading to delays as increasing cargo volume begins to overpower European terminals.
09 Aug 2017
Concor’s net profit during jumped 36.4 percent year over year.
07 Aug 2017
By volume, JNPT handled 61,383 TEU during the month via rail.
03 Aug 2017
More than 80 percent of CSX shippers surveyed have experienced problems with the railroad’s service.
02 Aug 2017
The Bangladesh government is welcoming private sector investments in inland container terminals.
01 Aug 2017
“The restriction on loading of trains to Mundra Port has been lifted.”
31 Jul 2017
Chicago-area draymen are charging shippers surcharges of $75 and even double that.
28 Jul 2017
Port CEO Brandy Christian called the agreement a “win-win”.
27 Jul 2017
Shippers are shouldering the cost of a sudden and often unexplained increase in unpaid tolls racked up by independent drayage drivers.
27 Jul 2017
The disruption at Mundra is the latest weather-related complication for Indian shippers.
25 Jul 2017
J.B. Hunt’s first acquisition in recent memory is neither in the first nor final-mile logistics space.
25 Jul 2017
Starting Aug. 1, three time-definite train runs a week will be introduced linking inland locations to Mundra and Pipavav.
24 Jul 2017
US shippers are increasingly setting up warehouses and distribution centers in the Lehigh Valley, from which they are a 60- to 80-mile dray from the Port of New York and New Jersey.
21 Jul 2017
The trend has been underway in earnest for some time.
20 Jul 2017
Port officials told JOC.com they aim to use the new CSX Transportation double-stack rail service to win importers and exporters using ports in other states.
20 Jul 2017
As freight volumes surge, truckload rates are rising faster than 3PLs such as C.H. Robinson Worldwide can adjust pricing.
19 Jul 2017
The campaign to organize workers nationwide across different transportation modes will give the Teamsters more leverage and ultimately cost shippers more, a US labor expert told JOC.com.
17 Jul 2017
Higher second-quarter freight demand drove up costs faster than contract rates for J.B. Hunt Transport Services, squeezing the $6.6 billion company's profits.
13 Jul 2017
China's Belt and Road is projected to generate an additional $2.5 trillion in global trade over the next 10 years.
12 Jul 2017
The Canadian intermodal network has been bulking up as if on steroids.
11 Jul 2017
A leading European barge operator is imposing a congestion surcharge in Antwerp and Rotterdam.
10 Jul 2017
The changing landscape for international intermodal rail reflects the fierce competition among US East Coast ports to attract away from the West Coast discretionary cargo into and out of points east of the Ohio Valley.
07 Jul 2017
Improvement came despite supply chain disruptions caused by the June 27 cyber attack on Maersk Group.
05 Jul 2017
Mexico is preparing its first hours of service rules specifically for truck drivers, while Canada readies an electronic logging regulation of its own.
05 Jul 2017
The recent cyber attack on the Maersk Group made existing congestion worse.
05 Jul 2017
DB Logistics said it plans to operate five services a week carrying up to 200 cars by the end of the year.
05 Jul 2017
The acquisition of Paris-based NACCO, Europe’s fourth-largest rail rental group, will boost Hamburg-based VTG’s fleet by 14,000 rail wagons.
04 Jul 2017
“With the big ships now, speed and flexibility are as important as reliability of service,” Gary Fast, associate vice president of international transportation at Canadian Tire, told the JOC Canada Trade Forum in Toronto.
29 Jun 2017
Forwarders continue to pile into the China-Europe rail network, offering new multimodal services.
27 Jun 2017
Renovation of the port’s low-water ro-ro dock follows the completion in 2016 of a two-year, $13 million rebuilding of the main dock at the Tulsa-Catoosa port.
26 Jun 2017
The challenge with chassis shortages is that they are just as chronic and pervasive as they are nuanced.
26 Jun 2017
Ceva initiated its China-Europe rail operation with a service from Suzhou in 2010.
23 Jun 2017
Rail tracks end long before e-commerce's last mile, but Amazon.com has many "touch points" at Union Pacific Railroad, Beth Whited says.
22 Jun 2017
Alameda Corridor authority will not seek accelerated fee increases or port assistance despite slower cargo volume gains.